The 2015 Paralegal Career Scholarship, sponsored by Paralegal411.org, is awarded to high school seniors or college students pursuing a career in the legal field. Applicants enter by submitting their best 200-300 word essay about why they want to become a paralegal. According to the Paralegal411.org website, applicants must be students “pursuing a legal related undergraduate degree or certificate such as pre-law, paralegal, or criminal justice.”
Who is eligible for the 2015 Paralegal Career Scholarship?
To be eligible for the 2015 Paralegal Career Scholarship, applicants must be:
- At least 18 years of age.
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate paralegal-related degree program or certificate program at an accredited college or university or be a high school student who has been accepted to a college and plans to study a legal-related major. Students in a paralegal certificate program at an accredited college are also eligible.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
- The winning applicant must provide a profile photo, a brief biography, and responses to a brief text interview to be displayed on the website Paralegal411.org.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, email [email protected]
How much is the 2015 Paralegal Career Scholarship?
The Paralegal Career Scholarship is worth $500! According to the website, “the winning applicant and the school’s financial aid office will be notified by email or phone. A check for $500 will be mailed directly to the winning applicant once enrollment has been verified and a profile photo and brief bio has been provided. The winner will be responsible for following IRS rules regarding scholarships which are available at the IRS website. The winning applicant will be recognized on this page after November 1st, 2015.”
When is the scholarship due?
All applications must be received no later than October 1st, 2015.
Best of luck to all applicants!